Dec 17, 1965 Gettysburg Times
on a up a Orange Late Rally By Unbeaten Mount Nips Top-Ranked Evansville Aces Mike Lyons' twisting lay-up with only five seconds remaining prop41ed unbeaten Mt. St. Mary's to a thrilling 83-81 victory over top-ranked smal! college Evansville Thursday night in the Baltimore Civic Center. Jim Pheian's Mountaineers broke the Ci\ic Center jinx which had haunted them last year and slammed the favored Evansville squad down to a crushing defeat This win over the perennially powerfu' Indiana dub should gain the Emmitsburg team some national attention which was proclaimed by the Mount students after the game. The Civic Center was turned into a house of thrills by the performance of these two smal! col- '.ege basketball stalwarts from the opening tapoff to the final desperation attempt by Howard Pratt to tip in the tying basket. The contest was close throughout the first half and neither team was able to gam more than a five-point lead which the losers held at the end of the first stanza. Fred Carter's shooting and Jim Livelsberger's floor play kept the winners c'.ose in the first half. Carter, who was named by the sports, writers attending the doublebead- er as the outstanding player of the night, ripped through a total of 35 points in a fantastic display of basketball ability-. The Philadelphia Freshman carried the load for the Mountaineers when the going got tough. TRAIL AT HALF The second half began with the Mount down by 45-40 and the margin remained that way for the first six minutes. Then came the darkest moment of the night for the Mount outfit as the Evansville team ran off seven straight points and gained a 64-53 lead with 12 all- at NFL CAPTURES COLLEGE ACES OVER AFL BIDS By MIKE RATHET Associated Press Sports Writer National Football League teams, throwing a 1-2-3 combination from coast to coast, have beaten the American League's San Diego Chargers to their top three draft choices -- Don Davis Nick Rassas and Milt Morin Within an hour Thursday the NFL had pulled off the rapid- fire coup this way: Davis, a 255-pound defensive tackle from Los Angeles State, was signed in Los Angeles by the New York Giants, who had selected him as their No. 2 pick. --Rassas. an All-America defensive back at Notre Dame signed in Atlanta with the XFL's New Falcons, who had made him a second-round selection. minutes to go in the contest. However, the Mount refused to give up and turned on the at this point to race into the lead by a 7049 score with 6 on the dock. This comeback sparked by a magnificent steal and pas* to set Carter up for field goal by Livelsberger. The Dekme product just took the out the hands of one of the and dribbled down the court whipping a pass to Carter who was all alone underneath. ThL play cut the lead to se\en points and inspired a tremendous surge y Pheian's outfit. Livelsberger, incidentally, scored the goal which put the Mount in front by the margin. The lead continued to change bands in the remainder of the game. Sam Watkins swished Jirough a jumper with 2:48 remaining to give the losers a ead. Bob Sutor checked back into the game after being out a sprained ankle and tossed in a short jumper to put the jack on top 80-79 With 1:10 showing on the Civic Center clock. A'atkins then threw in a turnaround jump shot to regain the ead for his squad at 81-80 with 44 seconds in the game. Carter was then fouled and calmly pumped through his free throw :o set the last-second heroics b Lyons. The Mountaineers worked he bail around until Lyons 'or the bucket to score the joal of his career and set the Mt. St. Mary's students wild delight Sutor and Livelsberger both shared the spotlight with Carter. Sutor was a terror off the boards and he drove for the basket at times like he ownned it. Sutor finished with 15 points on the evening. Livelsberger had the biggest of his career as the Senior hit on key shots and played a fine loor game. He bad 10 points 'oLow Carter and Sutor in the offensive totals. Carter was hitting shots from all over the and was tough under the boards. Evansville's Larry Humes was a one-man wrecking crew as shot through the game-high total of points. Humes was all that saved the Aces countless occasions during the sparkling display of shooting ability by the Evansville star. The Aces had won straight games against small college competition before going down to defeat at the hands of the Mount. This defent gives a 2-2 record on the campaign [owa had previously downed the Indiana team. The losers outsbot the Mount a 45.3 percentage to a 43.7 shooting average. But this didn't the Mount students from rushing onto the court and cutting down the nets at one end of the The students shouted, "We're Number One." Western Maryland trounced Towson State in the first game of the doubleheader by a 96-71 score.